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  • Clinton: all information in emails 'handled appropriately'
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 11:16 am
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says all of the information contained in her emails from her time as secretary of state related to Benghazi, Libya, was handled appropriately.
  • Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 10:56 am
    In the Clinton administration's final months, then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton took an active role in White House efforts to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time that the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, Clinton-era documents show.
  • Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 10:32 am
    America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.
  • Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 10:24 am
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was classified Friday at the FBI's request.
  • O'Malley to campaign in Iowa hours after 2016 announcement
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 9:20 am
    Once he announces his presidential decision, Martin O'Malley will waste no time in getting himself to Iowa.
  • US consumer prices ticking up as Fed weighs first rate hike
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 9:17 am
    Core consumer prices outside of food and energy posted the biggest increase in April in more than a year, suggesting that an improving U.S. economy is finally starting to lift prices. That could prompt the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates later this year.
  • 1st batch of Clinton emails to be released around 12:30 p.m.
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 9:08 am
    The State Department will release the first batch of emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state around 12:30 p.m. EDT Friday.
  • US envoy on NKorea heads for talks in Seoul, Beijing
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 7:56 am
    A senior U.S. envoy will hold joint talks about North Korea next week with Japan and South Korea, and then with China.
  • Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 7:29 am
    Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats.
  • Sen. Cantwell turns Senate divisions on trade to advantage
    Associated Press | May 22, 2015 12:28 am
    President Barack Obama's trade bill faced a crucial test vote in the Senate, and Washington state Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell saw an opportunity.
  • Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested
    Associated Press | May 21, 2015 10:28 pm
    An ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed and their mansion was set on fire.
  • Watchdog report examines FBI's use of Patriot Act authority
    Associated Press | May 21, 2015 7:08 pm
    The FBI has broadened the scope of records it seeks under a section of the Patriot Act that permits agents to gather wide-ranging materials during national security investigations, and also took too long to create procedures for the handling of certain nonpublic information it collects, according to a watchdog report issued Thursday as Congress weighs the future of government surveillance authority.
  • Clinton speeches raised at least $12 million for foundation
    Associated Press | May 21, 2015 5:52 pm
    The Clinton Foundation said Thursday that Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton have raised at least $12 million to support the family's philanthropy since 2002 by delivering paid speeches to an assortment of corporations, universities and foreign entities.
  • Clinton's Benghazi emails show correspondence with adviser
    Associated Press | May 21, 2015 5:41 pm
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received monthly missives about the growing unrest in Libya from a longtime friend who was previously barred by the White House from working for her as a government employee, according to emails received on her personal account.
  • Jeb Bush shifts style, critiques brother's budget management
    Associated Press | May 21, 2015 5:28 pm
    Only a few days after saying he wouldn't "go out of my way" to point out what he saw as mistakes made by his brother, Jeb Bush did just that Thursday, criticizing former President George W. Bush's record on the federal budget.